A Swirling Maelstrom
Swirling plasma observed in extreme ultraviolet light put on quite a show over 4.5 days (Sept. 18-22, 2010). The twisting strands of plasma, seen in profile over the Sun upper left edge, kept up its dynamic activity the whole period. In addition, four prominence eruptions occurred during the same period. The slight, occasional jumps of the Sun were due to the daily orbital passage of the spacecraft these days behind the Earth for a short period each day. It took the imaging a little time to get back to normal each passage.
Identifier 484999main_week25-swirling-origFilename 484999main_week25-swirling-orig_full.jpgCreator NASADate 2010-09-29Mediatype imageRights Public DomainSource http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/484999main_week25-swirling-orig_full.jpgYear 2010Publicdate 2010-12-23 00:37:29Addeddate 2010-12-23 00:37:29